As Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised on Twitter earlier that he would donate 250,000 masks with the N95 protection level to the hospitals with urgent needed. Right after that, USLA Health Hospitals received a truckload of PPEs from Tesla on March 21.
I want to publicly thank @elonmusk for sending a truckload of PPEs (masks, gowns, etc.) to UCLA Health today! They will be put to good use. My wife, her co-workers and her patients thank you profusely. pic.twitter.com/SiAdqMcPCT— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) March 22, 2020
A day later on March 22, UW Medicine also received masks from Tesla and its CEO. 50,000 masks designed to protect the health of medical personnel in the hospital were delivered to Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf. The doctor was so impressed with this act that he told this story to The Seattle Times.
A quick photo of 50,000 N95 masks and uncountable PAPR helmets from @Tesla @elonmusk @omead_a for #COVID19 response in my garage before they were loaded into @UWMedicine trucks. GRATEFUL TO TESLA for this lightning fast donation. We are so in need right now. https://t.co/MZJ3jxZExk pic.twitter.com/OJwC5STvJ2— Dr. Adams Waldorf (@uwdrwaldorf) March 22, 2020
Recently, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) also received a donation of N-95 masks from Tesla, the shipment flown from San Francisco to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
“We have thousands of doctors, nurses, and support staff who are on the front lines of this pandemic, taking care of patients," said Donna Lynne, DrPH, senior vice president and chief operating officer, CUIMC, and chief executive officer, ColumbiaDoctors. “Tesla's generosity will help them. We can't thank them enough.”